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Town readying for Pan-Mass Challenge kickoff

This year’s Pan Mass Challenge is slated to kick off in Sturbridge this Saturday, Aug. 4, at 5:15 a.m. (click for larger version)
July 29, 2012
STURBRIDGE — The 33rd annual Pan-Mass Challenge festivities will begin Friday, Aug. 3, with an opening ceremony at the Sturbridge Host Hotel.

Lasting from 7 to 8 p.m., the ceremony will include an appearance from U.S. Senator John Kerry, a keynote address delivered by General George Casey, and a speech from PMC founder Billy Starr.

The annual ride will begin bright and early Saturday, Aug. 4, at 5:15 a.m. at the Sturbridge Host Hotel. Several area residents will be among the thousands of riders from 36 states and eight countries participating in the event in an effort to raise $36 million for adult and pediatric cancer research and patient care at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

For more on this story, please see tomorrow's Southbridge Evening News.

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